Sardinian Warbler (Sylvia melanocephala)

Taken at Sagres, Portugal on May 9th 2005.
(no data. © David Hastings)


L: 13 - 14 cm

The male Sardinian Warbler is distinctive, with a grey back and underside, white throat, black head and red eye ring. The female is brownish with a grey head.

It is found around the Mediterranean basin. Some birds over-winter in north African, but it is mainly non-migratory.

Sardinian Warblers breed in tall bushes and open woodland with dense thickets, and sometimes in gardens.

Birds are active and restless, often revealing themselves.

The Sardinian Warbler is of Least Concern in the IUCN classification.


16-Nov-2018 : Extremadura, Spain (1)
12-Nov-2018 : Extremadura, Spain
11-Mar-2018 : Fuerteventura, Canary Islands (2)
07-Nov-2016 : Laja de la Zarga, Spain (1+)
05-Nov-2016 : Trafico, Spain (2)
04-Nov-2016 : Ronda, Spain
03-Nov-2016 : Los Riscos, Spain (2)
03-Nov-2016 : Embalse de Montejaque, Spain (1)